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Report of the Convention of the Colored Population, Held at Drummondville, Aug, 1847.
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The following Committee was then named by the Chair —two from the United States, and three from Canada West:—Rev. John Liles, Messrs. T. W. Stringer, E . B. Dunlop, J. B. Lindsay, and J. T. Henson.
The following proposition, previously brought forward, was then agreed to:—
Resolved,—That if the monies, clothing, and other articles sent from the United States and elsewhere, had been equitably and judiciously distributed among the people of colour in Canada, our condition would have been greatly superior to what it now is.
Resolved,—That the Convention is satisfied that the Agents into whose hands these donations by the friends of humanity have fallen, have utterly failed to carry out the intentions of the benevolent donors.
Resolved,—That the Convention recognises the British American Anti-Slavery Society in the City of Toronto, and its auxiliaries, as the only regularly organized association of the kind in Canada, and recommend it to the support of the friends of the coloured race.
Resolved,—That Agents shall be appointed in convenient places in the Province, who shall have power to appoint sub-Agents for the distribution in the interior, of such goods as may be entrusted to them—these sub-Agents to be responsible to the chief Agents, who shall be responsible to an Executive Committee, and the Executive Committee to the British American Anti-Slavery Society.
Resolved,—That it shall be the duty of the Executive Committee to see that all the goods and chattels given for the benefit of fugitive slaves be put into the hands of their
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